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Dr. John Mighton

Mathematician and Author

University of Toronto

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University of Toronto

Background Information

Affiliations

ADVISORY BOARD Member
Subtle Technologies

Advisory Board Member
Classroom Connections

Fellow
University of Toronto's Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

Co-Founder
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

Founder
JUMP Math

Fellow
Fields Institute

Founder
Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies

Volunteer Tutor
Canadian Alliance of Black Educators

Education

Education

University of Toronto

Mathematical Sciences

Fields Institute

mathematics department

U of T

Bachelor of Philosophy

University of Toronto

Masters

philosophy

McMaster University

Ph.D.

mathematics

University of Toronto

PhD

University of Waterloo

PhD

Mathematics

Fields Institute for Research

PhD

mathematics

Fields Institute

degree

Philosophy

Victoria College

honorary Doctorate in Divinity

St. Thomas University

honorary doctorate

Vic

honorary doctorate

Vic Chapel

master

U of T

undergraduate degree

philosophy

Victoria College at University of Toronto

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University of Toronto: John Mighton, Mathematician and Author, Alumni Portrait


McMaster University

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[IMG]John Mighton ‘82 McMaster University

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John Mighton '82
Dr. Mighton is a mathematician, author, playwright, and the founder of JUMP Math (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigees). John almost failed first-year Calculus in university, but his love of math and his belief that everyone has great mathematical potential led him to found JUMP as a kitchen-table tutoring group in 1998, John now tirelessly volunteers his time and expertise as the lead curriculum developer for the JUMP Math Student Workbooks and Teacher's Manuals. John also donates all proceeds from his publications and speaking engagements to the JUMP program.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario John completed a BA at the University of Toronto before he returned to Hamilton to lecture in philosophy at McMaster, where he received a Masters in philosophy in 1982. John's Hamilton stay was short lived as he returned to Toronto to complete his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Toronto earning him an NSERC fellowship for postdoctoral research in knot and graph theory. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Mathematical Research and lecturer of mathematics at the University of Toronto.
Read more about John Mighton here and here.


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Her work has brought to French-speaking audiences a number of works by Canadian playwrights, such as John Mighton's Possible Worlds and Half Life, Morris Panych's Vigil and George F. Walker's Suburban Motel.

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Her work has brought to French-speaking audiences a number of works by Canadian playwrights, such as John Mighton's Possible Worlds and Half Life, Morris Panych's Vigil and George F. Walker's Suburban Motel.
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Join us for a reading of Joan's Not Here, a play by Fanny La Croix with dramaturgy by John Mighton:
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John Mighton:
John Mighton is a mathematician, playwright and best-selling author of The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and has also taught mathematics at the University of Toronto and lectured in philosophy at McMaster University, where he received a Masters in philosophy.
John is the founder of JUMP Math, a charity whose mission is to improve the teaching of mathematics.
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John recently published an article in Scientific American Mind on the principles of teaching used in JUMP.
John's plays, which include Half Life, The Little Years and Possible Worlds, have been produced around the world and have received a number of national awards including two Governor General's awards and the Siminovitch Prize. John was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his work as a writer and social enterpreneur.


“Half Life” Opens at the Belfry September 16th |

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Beginning September 16 through October 19, the Belfry Theatre will present Half Life by John Mighton.

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John Mighton is a mathematician, author (The Myth of Ability, The End of Ignorance), playwright, and the founder of JUMP Math, a non-profit organization that helps children learn mathematics. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto.
In 2005 John won the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, presented to a professional playwright who advances Canadian theatre through a body of work and influences emerging theatre artists. The jury cited the profound combination of intellect and heart embodied in his work. His voice has grace, delicacy and a gentle humanity. John also brings tremendous depth to his plays, taking complex, sophisticated ideas and making them playable in a truly theatrical manner.


In Science, Engineering & Medicine

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John Mighton

Mathematician and Award-Winning Playwright
A double U of T Grad, John Mighton earned his BA in Philosophy in 1978, and in 2000 received his PhD in Mathematics from the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at U of T. Mighton is the founder of JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) and an award-winning playwright.
Mighton founded JUMP in 1998. The program is designed for young children from lower-income families who cannot afford private tutoring and who do not receive enough assistance in learning mathematics. The JUMP approach has been so successful that educators from across Canada, Australia and England have incorporated it into their curricula. For his work in math education, Mighton has been made an honorary Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, one of the most prestigious institutes in the world. He was also awarded a prestigious Ashoka Fellowship, as a social entrepreneur for his work in fostering numeracy and building young children's self-confidence through JUMP. In 2003 he published a book on the approach to math education JUMP uses, called The Myth of Ability and in 2007 he published its follow up, The End of Ignorance.
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Also in 2005, John Mighton was awarded the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre which is worth $100,000. (Photo: Chris Chapman)

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